Web Resources

RESEARCH AND PLANNING

Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Okanagan www.cfdcco.com 

Is Entrepreneurship For You? www.canadabusiness.ca/eng/page/2858

Business Plan Canvas Free Download https://strategyzer.com/

Western Economic Diversification Canada www.wd.gc.ca

Service Canada www.servicecanada.gc.ca

Small Business BC www.smallbusinessbc.ca

Industry Canada Stats www.ic.gc.ca/sbstatistics

Economic Development Commission of Central Okanagan www.investkelowna.com 

Source Canada www.sourcecan.com

 

Aboriginal Business Canada www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca

BC Government Home Page www.gov.bc.ca

Canada Business www.canadabusiness.ca

Statistics Canada www.statcan.gc.ca

BC Stats www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program www.cf-edp.ca

UBC Library - Entrepreneurship Resources http://guides.library.ubc.ca/entrepreneurship

National Research Council Canada www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Labour Market Information www.workbc.ca

Canada Revenue Agency Small Business Guide http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/rc4070/README.html

Business Development Bank of Canada Entrepreneur Toolkit https://www.bdc.ca/en/articles-tools/entrepreneur-toolkit/pages/default.aspx

 

SOURCES OF ALTERNATE FINANCING

Women's Enterprise Centre www.womensenterprise.ca

Futurpreneur www.futurpreneur.ca

Business Development Bank www.bdc.ca

Private Equity Investors - Angel Forum www.angelforum.org

Vancouver Enterprise Forum - Technology Community www.vef.org

Venture Okanagan www.ventureokanagan.com

Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT) www.sidit-bc.ca

Crowd Funding  www.crowdfunding.com

Canada Small Business Finance Program  http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/csbfp-pfpec.nsf/eng/home

 

BUSINESS REGISTRATIONS

Info on Permits, Licenses & More www.BizPal.ca

One Stop Business Registration  www.bcbusinessregistry.ca

Service BC www.servicebc.gov.bc.ca

Canada Revenue Agency www.cra.gc.ca

Consumer Taxes (PST) www.sbr.gov.bc.ca

Workers' Compensation www.worksafebc.com

Employment Standards www.labour.gov.bc.ca/esb

Employers' Advisors Office www.labour.gov.bc.ca/eao

Domain Registation www.rebel.ca (CIRA Certified Registrar - .ca names), www.cira.ca, www.godaddy.com

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS

Economic Development Commission of Central Okanagan www.investkelowna.com

Accelerate Okanagan www.accelerateokanagan.com

Women's Enterprise Centre www.womensenterprise.ca

Futurpreneur www.futurpreneur.ca

Business Development Bank www.bdc.ca

National Research Council Canada www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Export Development Canada www.edc.ca

 

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

Kelowna Chamber www.kelownachamber.org

West Kelowna Board of Trade www.gwboardoftrade.com

Peachland Chamber www.peachlandchamber.bc.ca

Lake Country Chamber www.lakecountrychamber.com

Kelowna Community Resources www.kcr.ca

MAXIMUS WorkBC www.maximusworkbc.ca

 

OTHER RESOURCES

The Intellectual Property Institute of Canada www.ipic.ca

ACCES Employment www.accesemployment.ca 

Performance Plus www.sme.ic.gc.ca

Youth Entrepreneurial Information www.youth.gc.ca

Aboriginal Youth Business Council www.aybc.org

Equifax - To obtain your personal credit report www.equifax.ca or 1-800-465-7166

Canada Border Services Agency www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Canadian Intellectural Property Office www.cipo.ic.gc.ca

BC Micro Business Program www.bcmicrobusiness.com

Chamber Learning Network www.chamberlearningnetwork.com

People in Motion www.pimbc.ca

Business Law Clinic www.uvic.ca/law/jd/lawclinics/businessclinic/index.php

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business www.ccab.com

For Services in French - La Societe de Developpement Economique www.sdecb.com

Canada Revenue Agency Info Videos www.cra-arc.gc.ca/

BC Farmers Markets www.bcfarmersmarket.org/

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